The Movie ' Sicko ' The 2007 Micheal Moore Movie Essay

1150 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Sicko, the 2007 Micheal Moore movie was created in order to show the problematic healthcare system in America and how he believes it is corrupt. Around America, many are sick and hurt every day, but many are not being allowed to get the proper medical attention. Whether it 's because the individual doesn 't have insurance, or because it doesn 't cover treatment, doctors are not being allowed to do their job in actually caring for the sick. By using pathos, logos, and ethos, Moore is able to further his argument. Each of the rhetoric devices helps to give his argument more meaning and to further invest the viewer into this growing problem.

Throughout the movie, pathos is most commonly used in a variety of ways. Whether it be through clips of actual people or music , he is able to manipulate the viewers feelings. The beginning of the film starts off with a clip of a man sewing up his own thigh, and then shows the story of a man who sawed off two of his fingers- but because he didn 't have healthcare, he was only able to reattach one. Why use such powerful clips to begin the film? Because he wants to play up the pathos, of course. Before he even really begins the film- before he starts giving you facts and reasons- he wants you to become emotionally interested, wants you to feel bad for these people and think, 'this shouldn 't have to happen to anyone '. It sets it up perfectly, because that 's exactly the point that he 's arguing. Within the first five minutes, he has…

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